Fair Trade Federation
The Federation envisions a just and sustainable global economic system in which purchasing and production choices are made with concern for the well-being of people and the environment, creating a world where all people have viable economic options to meet their own needs.
To this end, the Federation aims to complement the work of organizations that support marginalized communities in North America by focusing on those that create market access for the world’s most economically and socially marginalized: artisans and farmers in the developing world.
Under the two parts of its mission, strengthen and promote, The Federation provides a variety of services. To help strengthen members, in-person and web-based trainings are offered along with tools to share best practices, updates on relevant legislation, and style and trend information. To promote Fair Trade and fully committed Fair Trade Organizations, the Federation provides marketing tools, conducts media outreach, engages in public education, and works to capitalize on opportunities to tell members’ stories. The Federation also seeks to inspire other businesses to adopt Fair Trade principles and practices.